Ballarat is an ever-evolving, cultural regional city which boasts a thriving arts scene, a burgeoning culinary landscape, award-winning attractions, stunning natural assets and a plethora of contemporary cafes and restaurants – all set against a grand heritage backdrop. A gateway to exploration, the city serves as the perfect home base from which to further uncover the wonders that exist within western Victoria.
Boasting seven colour coded luxury suites, each heritage room has its own personality and decor – some with dramatic bathtubs. Hotel Vera is a one-of-kind offering in the Ballarat accommodation space built into an ornate 19th-century mansion – a former surgeon’s quarters – on the quiet end of the city’s main drag.
Creature comforts are guaranteed: king beds with plush linen, spacious ensuites with designer amenities, gourmet breakfast featuring hyper-regional produce and a personalised check-in service, without queues or desks.
Stay Saturday night and enjoy Sunday night at half price.
Located in the village of Buninyong, about 10 minutes outside of the Ballarat CBD, The Shared Table is borne of mixed cultures, where tradition flirts with the delightful and the obscure. With unique flavour combinations, The Shared Table gives diners the chance to experience hearty dining served with artistic flair – the only way chef and owner Dianne Ray believes food should be served.
Start your Western Victoria adventure by indulging in the brunch two course set menu for $70 (normally $77) and enjoy a complimentary Aperol Sprits, beer or glass of wine from the glass list (total value approx $20-$25).
Ballarat’s highly coveted Asian eatery, Mr Jones is a hatted restaurant headed by renowned chef Damien Jones and his partner Danielle. Serving up authentic contemporary Asian cuisine, this fine dining haunt is a delight to the tastebuds and the senses.
Mr Jones presents a new, fine dining banquet menu, with the option of matched wines in their two dining areas to deliver an exceptional dining experience. Menu changes weekly, using the best, seasonal ingredients available.
Book the Signature Banquet for $110pp and receive a complimentary glass of French sparkling on arrival (value $17).
Award winning chef Liam Downes harnesses his love for hearty, soulful fare and serves up some of the finest dishes the region has to offer. With a commitment to paddock-to-plate cuisine and a love of cooking with truffles (when in season).
Whilst Black Cat Truffles’ famous perigord truffles have come to an end, indulge in local produce showcased from their kitchen garden and paired with a fantastic selection of local wines. Book the 5 course lunch with matched wines for $120pp (normally $150pp, save $30).
Stay at Hotel Vera on Saturday night and get 50% off Sunday night. Celebrate your Ballarat weekend escape with additional savings on fine dining experiences at the city’s premier dining institutions – The Shared Table, Black Cat Truffles and Mr Jones.
Deal dates: 26 October 2023 – 7 February 2024
Deal can be redeemed for any suite at Hotel Vera Ballarat. Nights stayed must be the same room on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday.
Specific exclusion dates apply for each dining partner and are subject to availability at time of booking.
The Shared Table: [Only valid for dining on Saturdays between 26 October 2023 – 7 February 2024, excluding Sat 18 November]. Extra courses and beverages will be billed on the day.
Mr Jones: [Only valid for dining on Saturdays between 26 October 2023 – 7 February 2024, excluding Sat 11 November 2023, Sat 18 November 2023, Sat 30 Dec 2023 and Sat 6 January 2024]. Additional courses and beverages will be billed on the day.
Black Cat Truffles: [Only valid for dining on Sundays between 26 October 2023 – 7 February 2024, excluding Sundays 3, 10, 24 and 31 December 2023 and January 7, 14 and 21 January 2024]. Additional beverages will be billed on the day.
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